Monday, April 26, 2010

Featured Trail: Northwest Way Park



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  • Varied Sun & Shady.

  • Scenic, flat to rolling.

  • Paved, not congested.

  • Family oriented activities.

  • Restrooms and parking.


  • Lack of shade on larger loop

  • Too many kids?

Overall Path:

  • 1.2 miles larger loop.

  • plus .7 smaller loop.

  • 1.6 combined outer path.

  • or 1.9 doing figure 8.


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On 62nd Street between Georgetown & Moller Rd.  A large inner city park on the northwest side of Indy with no dissecting streets.  Most of the park is encircled by a walking path that forms a big loop with a smaller loop appended to one corner.  Mostly walkers with few bikers or skaters which is good because of the paths width, which is barely adequate for two-way pedestrian traffic.  The larger loop passes the aquatic center, basketball half-courts, soccer fields, parking lot and green space.  This loop is laid out over flat and rolling terrain and is mostly in the sun.  The smaller loop is a little more rolling than flat, and winds through shady areas that account for about 50% of the loop.  There are picnic shelters and playground along the intersection of the two loops.  The smaller loop and part of the larger loop are very oriented to a wildlife habitat layout, bird feeders, vegetation, and rabbits are plentiful.       

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